The US Military has been pressuring analysts to cook the intel books in an effort to paint a more positive picture of American offensive action against ISIS reports Shane Harris. The Senior National Security Correspondent for the Daily Beast joins Federalist Radio to share his exclusive findings.
Harris tells Ben that over 50 intelligence pros have filed formal complaints with US Central Command against their supervisors. They say that higher ups have been “deleting key passages and pressuring analysts to say attacks are going well.”
As a result, only “the mostly positive reports get passed along” and US intelligence suffers.
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